Dental implant in Trenton NJ
It’s no fun to have missing teeth. Not only does it make your smile less appealing, but it can leave your other teeth prone to shift and cause you discomfort. Even your chewing and digestion can be affected. At the office of Micheal Kushner DDS, our dental implant in Trenton NJ is the ideal way to restore your full set of teeth once again. Do you qualify for them?
Not everyone will be considered a good candidate for implants, but most people will be eligible under the right circumstances. Because our dental implant in Trenton NJ is placed surgically in your jaw, the first requirement is that your jaw should be sufficiently strong and thick to hold the implant. Some simple testing at our office will determine that. Also, your gums should be basically healthy. In the case of your jaw, bone grafting procedures are quite successful at correcting a jaw that is not up to the standards needed for our dental implant in Trenton NJ. There are other factors, including being a smoker or a diabetic, that may have an impact on whether or not you are considered a good candidate for dental implants. Once you have been cleared for them, though, the benefits are undeniable and very exciting. Unlike traditional dentures or bridges, implants look, feel, and function just like real teeth. There’s a good reason for that. They are constructed in such a way so that they mimic them. Implants are made of two basic parts. First is the post, made of titanium, that replaces your root. And second is the tooth portion, represented by a crown that will be an excellent color match for your other teeth. And with proper care, they can last you a lifetime.
Schedule an appointment so that you can find out if dental implant in Trenton NJ are the best choice for you.
08610 bone grafting
Major and minor bone grafting procedures are done when jawbone becomes atrophied or reabsorbed into the gum after a missing tooth. Implants commonly replace missing teeth, but those patients seeking a dental implant are not candidates for placement if they are missing bone or gum. This is where 08610 bone grafting comes in. In a bone grafting procedure, the patient can grow bone again where needed and have their dental implants placed to restore functionality and esthetic appearance of the jawline.
If the sinus wall is too thin, implants cannot be placed and a sinus lift may be ordered. A sinus lift, or graft, allows the dental surgeon to enter the sinus where the upper teeth were and lift the sinus membrane upward so donor bone can be inserted. A healing period of several months is given so that the bone becomes part of the patient’s jaw and the implants inserted. If the case is severe, and the ridge has been reabsorbed, an 08610 bone grafting procedure may be recommended in order to increase the ridge height or width.
Inadequate bone structure usually happens due to missing teeth or gum disease. Injury can also be a reason for the deterioration of bone. During an 08610 bone grafting procedure, our dentist can obtain bone from a tissue bank or from the patient’s own bone, usually the hip or tibia. Traumatic injury or tumor may require a bone graft. Congenital defects may also play a role in the need for a graft. Bone grafting surgery requires a hospital stay and is performed at a hospital in an operating room. The implant can be done in the offices of Dr. Michael Kushner, DDS. Once the implant is completed, and a healing period of months given, an artificial tooth is placed over the implant.